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Veterinary Internship Program – Starting 26th January 2022

Rainbow Equine Hospital offers an 18month internship program. There are four interns who live on site 365 days a year. The internship program is open to all new and recently graduated veterinary applicants but in the first instance we would encourage any prospective applicants to visit the hospital as part of our externship program prior to applying.
Our internship program has served as the pathway for progression into first opinion equine ambulatory practice, specialist racehorse practice at home and abroad, as well as residencies in equine surgery, diagnostic imaging and internal medicine specialities. We encourage and expect all our interns to complete and publish a first author research paper or case report and provide them with ample resources and mentoring throughout their time to do so.

Position Available

INTERNSHIP: 18 month internship position to start 26th January 2022 Rainbow Equine Hospital. Open to MRCVS registered vets, including new graduates, with equine experience. The successful applicant will undergo a rotating discipline internship as part of a four person internship team. The disciplines are anaesthesia, lameness and poor performance, intensive care and elective hospital cases. The internship is a robust and practical internship in which you are working as part of a busy team seeing in emergencies, maintaining client communication for hospitalised patients, as well as ensuring a high standard of care for hospital patients.  To be able to work as part of a team is essential.
Please apply to Lorraine@rainbowequinehospital.co.uk with the names of two current veterinary related referees.

Equine RVN Required

  • RCVS Tier 3 Hospital Status
  • Great scope to improve your skills
  • Facilities and expertise unrivalled in the North East.

 Our equine hospital boasts a great range of state-of-the-art equipment and more highly qualified staff than any other in the region. Since the 1980’s the hospital has been pioneering in equine medicine and surgery, by continually investing in the latest equipment and the best staff we have remained at the forefront.

About You

You will require several skills to be successful for this role these include but are not limited to:

·     Client communication and education
·     Diagnostic imaging preparation and processing
·     Practice protocol knowledge, understanding and adherence
·     Pre-operative and post-surgery patient care
·     Equine experience.

Communication, Compassion, Empathy, Inspiring, Organised, Positive, Reliable, Supportive, Team player, Trustworthy are some of the personal attributes we look for in our candidates.
Your qualifications are certainly essential to success in this role and it is expected that you will demonstrate talent and skill as a Veterinary Nurse. In addition, these qualities are important to us:

·     Living within 20 minutes of the Hospital
·     Ability to travel – own car is essential
·     Ability to commit to an out of hours on call rota (1 in 8 weekends and 3 weekday nights per month)
·     Be physically robust and able to lunge and trot all types and sizes of horses.

Our offer to you

In order to attract talented Veterinary Professionals like you, we offer a comprehensive benefits package – typically this will include: 

·     A salary that will reflect your abilities and future performance
·     HealthShield cash plan
·     Company Pension
·     Paid Annual leave
·     Paid Sick Leave per year
·     A continuing education allocation to assist with your career growth
·     The opportunity to transfer across the company to fulfil your further career aspirations
·     Employee Pet discounts

In addition to the above, we are also happy to explore other remuneration alternatives that may better suit your needs which we will be happy to discuss as our relationship develops.

It’s time to apply….

We hope you have realised that Rainbow Equine Hospital is a great environment and one that encourages quality and excellence in all that we do.
It is time for you to make the next step in your career and join us on our journey. 

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter to Lorraine Colgan (Practice Manager) through email lorraine@rainbowequinehospital.co.uk

Imaging RVN/Tech

Exciting new opportunity to join our Imaging team here at REH.

The role would involve acquiring high quality images in the modality of Scintigraphy, MRI and Standing Distal limb CT.

The right applicant would be joining our fantastic existing team of four qualified RVNs with over 28yrs of combined experience in the field of Equine Diagnostic Imaging. Our imaging caseload is overseen by our in-house RCVS & European specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

Required skills/attributes:

  • The ability to work alone and as a team.
  • Confident handling horses of all types.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent time management, the ability to organise your tasks for the day.
  • Although this role is mainly Imaging based, the ability to assist in other areas of nursing in
    the hospital would be required.
  • Some experience of Equine Diagnostic Imaging would be ideal.
  • Qualified REVN/RVN or previous experience as an imaging Technician.

There may also be an on-call requirement for this position. One weekend in eight weeks and one midweek evening once every two weeks. You are not required to stay onsite for on call but would need to be within 15-20mins of the Hospital.

Ambulatory Veterinary Surgeon
Rainbow Equine Hospital
Malton, North Yorkshire

Ambulatory Veterinary Surgeon position available at Rainbow Equine Hospital, Old Malton, North Yorkshire. The successful candidate will be part of a current team of 6 vets serving clients of all disciplines and abilities in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Access to the usual mobile digital imaging modalities, shockwave, portable endoscopy and gastroscopy is available and encouraged. You also have full access to and the back up of a fully equipped and staffed equine hospital with American and European boarded surgeons & medicine specialists.

The successful candidate must be a team player but able to work on own initiative. Some experience and an interest in equine reproductive work would be advantageous.

If interested, please feel free to contact Brian Reed BVMS CertEP MRCVS (brian@rainbowequinehospital.co.uk) for further information or to make a formal application, contact should be made in the first instance to lorraine@rainbowequinehospital.co.uk